Skip to comments.10th Amendment Power- Montana Tells Feds To Leave Montana's Guns Alone
Posted on 05/11/2009 8:04:29 AM PDT by Sasparilla
The tentacles have been cut off the Federal gun regulation octopus in the Big Sky State. The gun law is a gloves off slap in the face of the Federal Government and gun control groups. The Bradys are apoplectic once again. Montana exercised its 10th Amendment state sovereignty as the Governor signed a law that exempts guns, accessories such as magazines, silencers, and ammunition made in the state of Montana from all Federal firearms regulation. The guns and ammunition can't leave the state of Montana, and all guns made there must have "Made In Montana" stamped on them. There are no background checks, no serial numbers, and no paperwork.
The state believes that since the Montana made guns don't cross state lines, then they are immune to all Federal Interstate commerce law's regulation. The state believes that just as the second amendment's "well regulated" militia, doesn't refer to the National Guard, which was created a hundred or so years after the second Amendment was written, regulation of interstate commerce doesn't apply because nothing travels interstate between the states. Montanans believe that when the State was admitted to the Union that the Second Amendment was a contract between the State, The people, and the United States and that it guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms.
The Montana firearms industry isn't big. There are just a few specialty gun makers there, and a few that make western re-creations. But, of course the implications are huge. Alaska and Texas are considering similar legislation. Colonel Travis would be proud of Texas. The state will go and further will arrest any Federal agents in Montana who try to enforce Federal gun law over Montana made guns and ammo.
Losing any power is not in politician's blood, especially in the Obama administration. This law...
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I believe Utah and Texas are looking into making similar provisions regarding second amendment liberties which are as follows: if the ammunition and firearms are manufactured in the state and do not leave the state borders they cannot be regulated by Federal law.
The main thing that makes me believe what you saw flying in the light were Palmetto Bugs is... water bugs can't fly. In fact, they can't even ambulate well on land. In the water though, they're hell on wheels -- on you biting away faster than a horsefly.
My bet is that when the moment comes the state will bow to the feds.
Oh, you are so mistaken. Next time you're playing with one, unfold it's wings. They weren't flying into the lights so much as they were flying into the lit area and plopping on the pavement.
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